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- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 24.00
In the modern Congress, one of the highest hurdles for major bills or nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate. But this wasn?t always the case. Both citizens and scholars tend to think of the legislative process as a game played by the rules in which votes are the critical commodity?the side... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00
The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00
From the origins of the page system in 1774 to the period in the 1940s when Congress demonstrated an indifference towards the needs of providing the boys with supervised living arrangements, congressional pages have a storied past. It's a topic that can be amusing?for years, pages simply treated the Capitol as a their private playground to subject... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 92.20
The standard analysis of anti-trust legislation ignores numerous inefficiencies. This ?distortion-analysis? approach responds appropriately to second-best theory and uses it to analyze the economic efficiency of business conduct covered by anti-trust law. more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 14.99
Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker present an authoritative, comprehensive single-volume history of the U.S. Senate. The two authors have observed and written about the Senate for a combined total of more than one hundred years. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99
Congress is the first branch of government in the American system, write Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but now it is a broken branch, damaged by partisan bickering and internal rancor. The Broken Branch offers both a brilliant diagnosis of the cause of Congressional decline and a much-needed blueprint for change, from two experts who understand... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Barnett shows how political environments can produce legislators who place a premium on their policy-making goals through a nuanced exploration of factors undergirding member perceptions, policy ambitions, class cohesion, and legislative learning. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
While more than a million e-mails clog the inboxes of Congress each day, some legislators can't even find their own websites without the help of their staffers. In fact, laptops aren't even allowed on the floor of the House or Senate. But, as Dennis W. Johnson demonstrates in Congress Online, there are some savvy legislators who are taking advantage... more...